I first saw the Dance Theatre of Harlem when they were performing Firebird in New York City. It was in the early 1980s and it is still my favorite dance performance, ever. I recently had the opportunity to photograph the company from the wings at Jacob's Pillow. What a privilege!
For the last three summers I have had the great gift of backstage access at Jacob's Pillow Dance. I am able to interact with the dancers and document their intimate moments of excitement, camaraderie, exhaustion and triumph. Here are a few of my favorite images from this very entertaining assignment.
Shooting boat to boat in the crowded waters of New York can be challenging. I have to coordinate with multiple captains, their crews and often helicopter pilots to make sure that thousands of tons of ships traveling at 25 knots or more end up in exactly the right place and do so safely. [...]
I left the wonder of winter in the Berkshires behind for the first time and had a revelation in San Miguel De Allende. March can be warm and friendly and colorful in Mexico! Who knew? Well, evidently most people know, I just missed the memo. Despite how the media tried to terrorize us with drugs, [...]
I first traveled to Morocco in 1976. I had been a professional photographer for all of eighteen months and an art director at the Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia hooked me up with the "Upper Nidderdale Youth Club Safari To Morocco". It turned out that his sister was planning a trip for a local youth [...]
I carry the visual record of every image that I have ever shot in my head. As a result, I am the best search engine that Scott Barrow Photography has at it's disposal for stock requests. I marvel that with all of this data in storage that I can walk and chew gum at the [...]
One of the great editorial pleasures I have ever had was shooting the Backbone feature for Berkshire Living Magazine. It gave me a chance to illustrate an interview with a person who was a "backbone" of the community in one image and I was always encouraged to have fun with it.